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Hip-hop and rap, that's where my heart's at. But I'll play anything so long as it ain't crap!

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Options May 16, 2008: 1989 (SON OF '88).....NOW DANCE

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Bryce n Billy n 89 Skratch Gangstaz intro    FMU Next Level Shit    2009        0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The D,.O,C.  It's Funky Enough   Options     1989        0:07:40 (Pop‑up)
MC Lyte  I am the lyte   Options     1989        0:10:39 (Pop‑up)
Sly & Robbie feat Queen Latifah & KRS-One  Woman for the job   Options     1989        0:14:49 (Pop‑up)
Corporation of One  guns of the boogie down   Options Black Like Me  Smokin Records  1989        0:18:08 (Pop‑up)
3rd Bass  Wordz Of Wizdom a.ka. III the hardway   Options   Def Jam  1989        0:20:35 (Pop‑up)
Legit  let's get busy   Options     1989    12" outta Richmond CA from back in da day    0:24:42 (Pop‑up)
MC Sway & King Tech  baddest mutha on 2 turntables   Options     1989        0:28:35 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
De La Soul 








0:30:39 (Pop‑up)
De La Soul  Plug Tuning   Options     1989        0:36:07 (Pop‑up)
APG crew  action packed gangstas   Options   Metro  1989    outta North Oakalnd - Apgar Street  *   0:37:59 (Pop‑up)
Powerule  smooth   Options   Revenge Records  1989  12"      0:42:25 (Pop‑up)
Eazy-E  we want eazy (remix)   Options   Ruthless Records  1989  12"      0:44:55 (Pop‑up)
Special Ed  I'm the Magnificient   Options Youngest In Charge  Profile Records  1989  LP      0:49:56 (Pop‑up)
Cool C  I gotta habit   Options   Atlantic  1989  12"      0:53:28 (Pop‑up)
Big Daddy Kane  rap sumary (lean on me)   Options     1989        0:56:29 (Pop‑up)
Beastie Boys  hey ladies   Options     1989        1:01:20 (Pop‑up)
EPMD  the big payback (club remix)   Options   Sleeping Bag Records  1989  12"      1:04:42 (Pop‑up)
Twin Hype  Do It To The Crowd   Options   Profile Records  1989  12"      1:08:08 (Pop‑up)
DJ ALF (from live in the stuodo during Marathon 2008)  4:19   Options             1:10:08 (Pop‑up)
De La Soul feat Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah etc  Buddy (Billy & Ken's dirty sloppy remix)   Options   Tommy Boy  1989    with Ken dropping in samples and (unintentionally) the continuation -off the Real Player - of the WFMU 08 Marathon show from previous track (feaet ALF) that I forgot to hit STOP on - hence it kept playing in same computer feed as the samples ken was dropping - OOOPS sorry, blame it on the skunk     
Armando  world uknown (MIke Dunn remix)   Options     1988    this is a departure from 1989...it is from previous year 1988 - aka THe Father since this is the "Son of '88" - 1989,,,,,ya fizzle?    1:26:55 (Pop‑up)
Jungle Brothers  I'll House You   Options     1988        1:30:54 (Pop‑up)
White Knight  yo baby yo (club mix)   Options     1988        1:33:35 (Pop‑up)
LNR                1:35:36 (Pop‑up)
Phuture  the creator   Options     1988        1:37:31 (Pop‑up)
Adonis  lost in the sound   Options     1988        1:41:33 (Pop‑up)
EPMD  you had too much to drink   Options     1989        1:48:24 (Pop‑up)
Public Enemy  fight the power   Options     1989  12"      1:52:38 (Pop‑up)
Queen Latifah & Monie Love  ladies first   Options     1989        1:55:09 (Pop‑up)
Craig G  take the bait   Options     1989        1:59:17 (Pop‑up)
GSP (Gangst*rr Posse)  read the label   Options   B Down Records  1989    12" outta Boston    2:02:40 (Pop‑up)
Special Ed  i got it made   Options   Profile Records  1989  LP      2:07:32 (Pop‑up)
De La Soul  say no go   Options   Tommy Boy  1989  12"      2:10:02 (Pop‑up)
Biz Markie  Just a Friend   Options     1989        2:14:59 (Pop‑up)
3rd Bass feat KMD  the gas face   Options     1989  12"      2:18:51 (Pop‑up)
Stezo  Jimmy's Gettin FUnky   Options     1989        2:21:52 (Pop‑up)
Slick Rick  Children's Story   Options     1989        2:25:51 (Pop‑up)
Young MC  bust a move   Options   Delicious Vinyl  1989        2:28:59 (Pop‑up)
Jungle Brothers  jungle vibe   Options     1989        2:31:07 (Pop‑up)
DJ Polo (Kool G Rap)  cold cuts   Options     1989        2:33:41 (Pop‑up)
2Live Crew  Me So Horny (Excerpt)   Options     1989        2:37:36 (Pop‑up)
Digital Undrerground  Doowutchyalike   Options     1989        2:39:02 (Pop‑up)
De La Soul  Me Myself and I   Options     1989        2:41:01 (Pop‑up)
Paris  scarface groove   Options   Scarface Recrords  1989    fresh outta UC Davis - where he hooked up on the college station KDVS (home of Liz Berg b4 fmu) a young Josh Davis    2:44:16 (Pop‑up)
Big Daddy Kane  Young Gifted And Black   Options     1989    this song and the previous one remind us that 1989 was a most pro-black, positive, political era in hip-hop when everyone it seemed doned African medallions    2:47:04 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:

various   Options

Neighborhood Suicide 






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Listener comments!

  3:01pm first:

  3:04pm Jessica:

  3:04pm north guinea hills:

microdots..... are small... small are microdots.....
  3:05pm porkchop:

no comment
  3:05pm jonathan:

where's my echo?
  3:05pm julianne:

god blesss scott williams
  3:05pm lsmonkey:

Bring it Billy I have to paint all the Mermonkey's eyeballs I need some beats
  3:05pm Johnny Doobs:

9 days and no coffee. I started drinking this stuff called water. Nice, but no buzz.
  3:06pm fishmonkeystew:

The reverb makes my head feel cavernous. Well, that and the skunk.
  3:06pm Jessica:

We're all very busy posting links to your show to our Digg and Facebook and whatnot accounts. Which seems extra super anachronistic, @ this here gateway to the weekend.
  3:06pm Barney:

1989 I wasn't half the hippie I thought I was.
  3:06pm Parq:

I still dig the way Bill pronounces it "mahrr-thon".
  3:07pm Bad Ronald:

Do he have stink foot?
  3:07pm mother earth:

yes yes god blesssssss
  3:07pm Jessica:

What Parq said. Also how he makes "on the air" sound better than water, buzzwise.
  3:08pm djspiderman:

its gotta be fukny
  3:09pm porkchop:

ah damn NGH--ya beat me to number 3--it is the magick number....

just peeping my comment in to give a shout out to all y'alls who is gonna get into 1989 real time--i have to check out--will miss you all (until archives that is) peaceout billyjamikus and WFMU. UH OH---here it comes.......FUNKY
  3:09pm Sean Daily:

Not even close to first comment! Woo hoo!
  3:11pm zedprophfer:

  3:13pm g:

brand nubian, of course

to my mind, 89 might even be better than 88
  3:15pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

It's OT for me today! $$$$ LaterZzz!
  3:18pm fishmonkeystew:

Existence is a mere figment of your imagination.
  3:20pm Droll:

1989?! What a banner year! I hope Kool Moe Dee's "The Don" or "I Go To Work" makes it into your tribute.
  3:22pm anne:

i am home sick and lovin' this!!!!!!!!! thanks so much...

if you do ever get to 1994 on one of your shows, can you please play warren g's regulate? i am hankering for that song for some reason. was on some random mixed tape of mine way back when.
  3:23pm north guinea hills:

god, i hated 1989,.... not the music or the culture, but just 8th grade in general...... (and top 40 radio)
  3:24pm Barney:

Special Ed?

(operation ivy?)
  3:29pm clyde Stubblefield:

That Stevie Winwood hook was dope in that 3rd bass track
  3:33pm fishmonkeystew:

Yes, Operation Ivy. And mushrooooooooooooms. In a nice tea.
  3:40pm djspiderman:

89, was great, the end of the 80's, thank fook,.
i was smashing up the berlin wall with my mates , i still got pieces of it,.
werkin for a band touring with the ramones,, ahhh,,, 89 was sweeeet.
did tone loc have funky cool medina in the british charts...? (i have shit sense of dates)
  3:42pm zedprophfer:

i'm actually drinking tea. tea needs to get more hip. SPIN THAT TEABAG
  3:43pm lsmonkey:

89 I graduated from high school in dirty Jersey. Sucess all the mermonkeys have their eyes. I agree tea Rules!
  3:44pm Ismael:

"yerba mate" is the way to go. "yerba mate," mate.
  3:49pm Johnny Doobs:

Tea is hype alright but green tea is for wimps. Avoid that shit, yo.
  3:51pm Ismael:

you calling Joe Torre a wimp?! hey, now!
  3:51pm filmchick:

Hi Billy , Im late, but made it!!!
  3:52pm chris:

play some of that Cookie Crew!
  3:53pm Barney:

Special Ed!

Green tea could keep your prostate from getting too funky.
the effects of Tea appear to be uncertain.
  3:54pm Johnny Doobs:

I'm sure Joe Yorre is quite the tough guy, but if he ain't got milk and sugar in that cup of tea, he ain't my buddy. By the way, is Joe Torre a wrestler?
  3:56pm Barney:

Joe Torre's not half the wrestler Don Zimmer is.
  3:57pm dc pat:

screw tea and lite beer. BLACK COFFEE. and RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT.
  3:57pm Ismael:

Torre started drinking it on his doc's advice after surgery for prostate cancer. he managed the Yanks for, like, ever.
  4:00pm kr:

dr or lawyer, I'll never be.
life of a drifter,
the only life for me.
  4:00pm TepidRod:

hi BIllyJam this is Hot Rod's mom - Like my daughter you play too much beat oriented music. Dont get me wrong I like your shows and also $mall Change and Noah but Pat Duncan is my ninja
  4:00pm Johnny Doobs:

I know squat about baseball, we play hurling around these parts. Hurlers who drink Barry's tea = zero prostate stress.
  4:01pm north guinea hills:

thanks to taxes, i'm borrowing $$$ this weekend to drink shitty beer.... why do i work 9-5.?

hopefully my friends will donate some other green my way tonight as well
  4:03pm Ismael:

hey, Villy Yams, how's about somepin' from KRS-One's "Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop"?
  4:04pm kr:

re: tea; my steady diet of coffee jack daniels & guiness seems to be workling fine.
  4:06pm dc pat:

Joe Strummer's training regimen for marathons: do nothing for 2 weeks before race, then drink 10 beers the night before.
  4:07pm dc pat:

sorry, mahrr-thons
  4:07pm zedprophfer:

that man sure can dance
  4:12pm spaniel:

hello Billy and friends. home sweet home. you and Bryce were battling a 300 yr old harpsichord on the Pelham Pkwy today. someone really needs to make NPR back up off your signal. t-minus 8...
  4:19pm zedprophfer:

  4:28pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill,
How is the form dope show what more can one say. Do you have any HiJack or any early Scary Eire with you, or anything from Simon Harris label? Catch you soon.
  4:28pm HotRod:

Pat Duncan rox my sox too, Tepid.

FMU has a lil' something for eveyone. After all, there are only two kinds of music: GOOD & BAD.
  4:32pm karabos:

Great sample: "You can't dance fast enough for me, do you understand?" Was this part of the track?
  4:40pm north guinea hills:

damn, 1989 house music, shit!!!!! (didn't discover it until the 90's, so i don't associate it that lemon curd year.....)
  4:41pm zedprophfer:

ahhh acid house! wow. the magic of TB-303
  4:51pm HotRod:

I wanna know why Tepid thinks she's my mother.
  4:54pm Sean Daily:

  5:12pm zedprophfer:

*blows dust off shoutbox*
  5:15pm patrick:

billy you play the music i want to hear!! everyone grab your black lees and radiers gear and lets hang out in the park!
  5:21pm dlroth:

billy jelly!

got my windbreaker on!
  5:26pm Brandon:

Those dancing guys keep dancing....I have been watching them....for hours....
  5:32pm Ismael:

oh, well, Mr. Yam, if you're gonna play Young MC, you'll just have to play Tone Loc!
  5:32pm Sean Daily:

They never stop, Brandon... THEY NEVER STOP... THEY'RE NEVER GONNA STOP...
  5:35pm opm:

1989 -- my halcyon days --- you can hear it all here...are you willing to play Soul II Soul? ARE YOU WILLING TO PLAY "BACK TO LIFE"??
  5:42pm djspiderman:

fanks for the weekend launch party Billy Jam, i am well and truly launched again,
  5:43pm Ken:

I hope some of you can swing by next Friday for Billy's Knitting Factory remote. We're gonna try to do the first WFMU wireless remote, Billy going into my laptop and then uploading a stream to the station via nat'l wireless.
  5:45pm Droll:

Thanks for reminding me I lent my Digital Underground Sex Packets CD to someone in '89, but I can't remember who anymore. I was over the loss until you refreshed my memory about the coolness of that classic.
  5:46pm marrria:

Yeeeaaappp the end of the 80s pretty damb funkin BJ! Luv dat de la soul
  5:51pm spaniel:

thanks for getting us moving on this rain day Billy. really fascinating interviews last week btw. was hoping you';d have another show for the music! hope to check out the broadcast next week. enjoy the weekend all!
  5:53pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

DAMN! I'm just checking out the playlist! I gotta listen to this show later. It brought back some memories from when I was in high school during that time. Happy day early b-day to me! :-) LaterZzz!
  11:54pm Dawgisht:

Hell yeah Billlaaaaaay... like ALF said, this is the shit that kept me somewhat sane thru high school. Used to bring my tapes to class and read the liner notes.

I'll bet you've still got the video for that APG track in the vault... it was shot at either Eastmont or MacArthur/Broadway Mall if I remember right... and only place it ever showed was on Soul Beat (RIP).

Seeya next month!
  2:17pm ceci jones:

begin playing recordddea;
  2:17pm ceci jones:

tha way that u love me
  2:18pm ceci jones:

should have
  2:18pm ceci jones:

delicious looking back at me
  2:19pm ceci jones:

record deal
  2:19pm ceci jones:

ms officer rudulh valentino
  2:24pm ceci jones:

in the life the year of a woman half full
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